Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone, a Musical within a Comedy

The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding auditions for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE on Monday January 3, and Tuesday, January 4 at 7:30PM. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from or in the style of the show. If you are only auditioning for a non-singing role, you may prepare a monologue in lieu of a song. Callbacks will follow by appointment. Please wear clothing and shoes comfortable to dance in in case you are asked to stick around for a dance call. Rehearsals will begin immediately. Performance dates are below. Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the audition.

All gender identities and expressions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and physical and cognitive abilities are encouraged to audition. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition.. We are also accepting video submissions for this production. Video auditions should be sent to with a resume by Sunday, January 2. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!


Production Team:

Director – Jordan Hue

Musical Director – Carl Hottinger

Choreographer – Ryan Nolin

Assistant Stage Manager – Patrick Campbell


Health & Safety Protocols:


For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers and staff must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test or COVID-19 molecular PCR test on a weekly basis. Unvaccinated performers and staff must wear masks or approved face coverings at all rehearsals and performances. Individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.


About the Show:

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.


Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.


Audition Dates: Monday, January 3 & Tuesday, January 4 at 7:30PM


Performance Dates:

Saturday, February 26        8:00PM

Sunday, February 27          2:00PM

Wednesday, March 2         2:00PM

Friday, March 4                  8:00PM

Saturday, March 5             8:00PM

Sunday, March 6                2:00PM

Wednesday, March 9         7:30PM

Friday, March 11                8:00PM

Saturday, March 12           8:00PM



Character Descriptions:

Man In Chair

Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50


Mrs. Tottendale

The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 60

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: G3



Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 50

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2


Robert Martin

The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: C3



Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 50

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: F3



Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Db4

Vocal range bottom: Db3



Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3



Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: Gb4

Vocal range bottom: Db3



European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A#2


Janet Van De Graaf

The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: -1

Vocal range bottom: G3


The Drowsy Chaperone

Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3



The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3



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